Not Ubuntu,I heard it on Planet Ubuntu but google doesn't tell me anything.

It is something related to Debian.

  • @garbagecollector yes, apparently. – Erigami Aug 13 '10 at 14:57
  • @erigami what are you talking about? – myusuf3 Aug 13 '10 at 14:58
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    @garbagecollector There was totally a comment from you here earlier. Or I'm going crazy. – Erigami Aug 13 '10 at 16:17
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    @erigami I didn't comment till you said something to me. – myusuf3 Aug 13 '10 at 16:23
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    @garbagecollector That leaves one other option. =) – Erigami Aug 13 '10 at 19:44

Do you mean this?

One of Ubuntu's activities is frequently redistributing packages originally from Debian to Ubuntu's users. Well, Utnubu is about the reverse, copying packages from Ubuntu to Debian.

I've never heard of this before. I assume it's real. =)


Utnubu - Ubuntu spelled backwards - is an effort to package Ubuntu-specific packages for Debian. While historically most applications have been packaged by Debian developers and imported into Ubuntu, there are a growing number of applications that have been packaged directly by Ubuntu developers and which could easily be imported into Debian.

You can find out more on the Debian wiki page. There is also a mailing list, and, as maco pointed out, an IRC channel.


It's the effort to work together with Debian. Check out the #debian-ubuntu channel on OFTC

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